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Organization for Social Development (OSD) works for prevalence of Social Justice and the public interest in Ethiopia through promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) can be defined as the "economic, legal, ethical, and discretionary expectations that society has of organizations at a given point in time". The concept of corporate social responsibility means that organizations have moral, ethical, and philanthropic responsibilities in addition to their responsibilities to earn a fair return for investors and comply with the law. A traditional view of the corporation suggests that its primary, if not sole, responsibility is to its owners, or stockholders. However, CSR requires organizations to adopt a broader view of its responsibilities that includes not only stockholders, but many other constituencies as well, including employees, suppliers, customers, the local community, local, state, and federal governments, environmental groups, and other special interest groups. Collectively, the various groups affected by the actions of an organization are called "stakeholders.


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Research Validation Workshop: "Ethiopian private sectors and CSOs; partners in development"

In collaboration with the Task Force on Enabling Environment for CSOs in Ethiopia OSD has conducted a research on the partnership of the private sector and CSOs in Ethiopia in light of the Charities and Societies Proclamation No. 621/2009. A workshop to enrich and validate the findings of the research was held on November 7, 2012 at Wabi-Shebele Hotel.